How to Get a New Car Key Made
Needless to say, without a working car key, your car is useless to you. Every day, countless people lose or misplace their car keys, rendering them unable to go where they need to go. Losing your car keys may make you feel panicked! As most modern car keys are quite a high tech and not easy or cheap to replace. You may fear that without your original key, it will take large amounts of time, money, and energy, to get a replacement. But fear not – it’s actually easier than you might think.
If you’ve lost your car key, there are options available for getting a new car key. We’ve listed them here:
- Call the Dealership
Most people’s first thought after losing their car key will be to call a dealership directly. After all, they are the best place to get a direct-from-the-manufacturer key, working properly, and totally authorized. However, the downside to obtaining a key from the dealership is that it will be more expensive and slower. You may not even be able to get a key that same day. Moreover, having no car keys means not being able to get there. This leads to having to make extra arrangements to get to the dealership. This is inconvenient and can throw a wrench into your day, maybe even your whole week.
- Call an Auto Locksmith
Your other option is to call an auto locksmith. Most authorized locksmiths will be able to make you a new car key from scratch using specialist equipment. What’s more, a mobile locksmith will be able to come to your location and make one for you right there on-the-spot. This saves you the trouble of driving anywhere or waiting for days for a replacement key to show up. However, one should look out for scams when going this route. Untrustworthy locksmiths will quote you a low rate and then jack up the price once they’ve finished the job.
Even worse, most of these guys aren’t even properly trained or licensed, so if you get your key at all, it may be poorly made or even dysfunctional. Always make sure to properly vet any locksmith before requesting their services. You should make sure the locksmith is licensed, even if the state doesn’t require them to be. Furthermore, check that they are a member of a local or national locksmith association, such as the Associated Locksmiths of America. This will ensure that you get a high-quality key and high-quality service.
(Even if the state doesn’t require them to be). Furthermore, check that they are a member of a local or national locksmith association, such as the Associated Locksmiths of America. This will ensure that you get a high-quality key and high-quality service.
Gather Information About Your Vehicle
When getting a new car key made you should remember, you’ll need to have certain information readily available about your car. You’ll be required to show proof of ownership (if the locksmith doesn’t ask for it, you’re dealing with a scammer!) You will also need to provide your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) which you can find on your dashboard or engine bay.
you’ll need to have certain information readily available about your car. The locksmith should definitely require proof of ownership. If the locksmith doesn’t ask for it, you’re dealing with a scammer! You will also need to provide your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) which you can find on your dashboard or engine bay.
Car Key Replacement in New York City
If you need a car key replacement, but have lost your original car key, then just give Royal Locksmith a call. We service all areas of the city and can be at your location quickly to make you the replacement key you need.